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    Millions at risk from heavy rains and flooding

    PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) September 15, 2018

    The global organization Mercy Corps is mobilizing to assist those most affected by Hurricane Florence in the hardest-hit areas in North and South Carolina. Mercy Corps anticipates providing cash assistance to the most vulnerable communities that were hardest hit, so people can purchase what they need most to begin recovering from the storm.

    “Florence is still an extremely dangerous storm lashing the southeastern United States with incredible force,” says Jill Morehead, Mercy Corps’ Emergency Response Team Leader. “Right now, the focus is on preventing loss of life and it won’t be until the storm passes through that we can begin meeting people’s most urgent needs. Based on our experience, we expect the greatest needs to be shelter, clean water, access to power and emergency cash to purchase needed items and repair homes damaged by the storm.”

    According to news reports, at least seven people have died, water rescues continue and more than 20,000 people are in shelters. Nearly 1 million are without power and forecasters expect up to 40 inches of rainfall as the slow-moving storm continues drenching the Carolinas.

    Following natural disasters, Mercy Corps often collaborates with other organizations and local governments to meet the immediate needs of those most affected and lay the groundwork for lasting transformation.

    For this storm, Mercy Corps will work with Team Rubicon to help those affected. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams rapidly.

    Mercy Corps is committed to empowering people around the world to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good. Recognized as a leader in delivering rapid, lifesaving aid to hard-hit communities, Mercy Corps has responded to almost every global emergency in the past 20 years, including the Nepal earthquakes (2015), Philippines typhoon (2013), the Japan earthquake and tsunami (2011), Horn of Africa drought and hunger crisis (2010) and Kashmir earthquake (2005). Mercy Corps was also one of the first responders to the Indian Ocean tsunami (2004) and Haiti earthquake (2010).

    Visit our website, http://www.mercycorps.org, to donate to our Humanitarian Response Fund and support Mercy Corps’ work in the Carolinas and in other natural disasters and emergencies around the world. Reported by PRWeb 16 hours ago.

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    Indians' AL Central win is particularly special for veterans Brantley, Tomlin The two Tribe veterans reflect on the meaning of this win. Reported by FOX Sports 4 hours ago.

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    The Makasi pilots don't fly anymore but the trusty #255 does, giving a couple of veterans the chance to relive the days of long ago when they went across the world to save an African nation from a communist take over. Reported by cbs4.com 3 hours ago.

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    SpaceX is building its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) to head to the moon. And now, the company has announced that it has signed its first private passenger to hop onboard the rocket. Through its official Twitter handle, SpaceX announced that it has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard the BFR launch vehicle. The mystery on who is flying and why will be unraveled on September 17, 2018.

    The BFR is being built to send humans to the Moon and Mars. It boasts a design, called Big Falcon Spaceship or BFS, which is a combination of rocket and spaceship, Mashable reported. Both BFR and BFS are reusable and can be utilised for launching satellites. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has even proposed the idea of using them for point-to-point travel on earth. 

    Indian-origin US astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft.

    The space agency announced that the nine astronauts will launch on the first crewed test flights and missions of new commercial spacecraft built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX.

    The eight active NASA astronauts and one former astronaut-turned-corporate crew member will launch on Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragoncapsules to the International Space Station beginning in 2019.

    The missions will mark the first crewed launches from US soil since the end of the space shuttle programme seven years ago. In addition to naming the crews of the test flights, NASA also announced today the four astronauts who will fly aboard the first operational Starliner and Dragon missions to the space station. Both vehicles were developed in cooperation with NASA to deliver crew members to and from the orbiting laboratory.

    Josh Cassada, 45, will fly with Sunita ("Suni") Williams, 52, aboard NASA's first contracted Starliner mission. It will be Cassada's first spaceflight. Williams previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, most recently returning to the Earth in 2012.

    The commercial crew members took to the stage during an event led by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

    NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, 48, and Douglas Hurley, 51, will fly together as SpaceX's first Dragon crew. Veterans of two spaceflights each, Behnken and Hurley will lift off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center's Pad 39A the same Florida launch pad where the space shuttle left Earth for the last time in July 2011 with Hurley as pilot.

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    Veterans Affairs plans to launch a new ad ahead of Remembrance Day 2018, but it has struggled to craft a campaign that doesn't make people "feel guilty" or come off as a recruitment pitch, according to the in-house testing results. Reported by CBC.ca 23 hours ago.

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    The Trudeau government's spending on outside law firms has risen sharply in the last year, topping $26 million for the first time since numbers have been proactively posted. The federal Justice Department refuses to release details, but legal costs are clearly being driven by trade disputes and veterans' lawsuits. Reported by CBC.ca 23 hours ago.

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    More than 70 veterans from three wars are back in South Florida after taking an "Honor Flight" to visit war memorials in Washington, D.C.  Reported by cbs4.com 18 hours ago.

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    Valor Healthcare has the contract to open and operate the Veterans Clinic at Ozark Crossing. Construction is under way for the 10,300 square-foot facility where Greshams Clothing Store used to be located. Reported by Harrison Daily 14 hours ago.

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    Think 2008 was bad? Next crash set to wipe $15 trillion off stock market The world's major economies are skating on dangerously thin ice and lack the fiscal, monetary, and emergency tools to fight the next downturn.A roster of top crisis veterans fear an even more intractable slump than the Lehman recession... Reported by New Zealand Herald 10 hours ago.

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    A brain disease best known for impacting football players who suffered concussions is now being found in soldiers Reported by CBS News 7 hours ago.

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    Researchers are trying to prevent and treat CTE, the brain disease caused by repetitive head trauma – including combat blasts. Here's how vets can help Reported by CBS News 8 hours ago.

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    Did the infusion of veterans in trades alter the team's chemistry? That is "a very valid question," Matt Klentak says. Reported by philly.com 9 hours ago.

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    Coinsuper Co-founder & CEO, Karen Chen, was invited to share her insights on the crypto markets at Milken Institute Asia Summit on Sept 13 in Singapore.HONG KONG, Sep 17, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Coinsuper Co-founder & CEO, Karen Chen, was invited as the speaker to share her insights on the crypto markets at Milken Institute Asia Summit on September 13th in Singapore.

    The theme of the 2018 Milken Institute Asia Summit is "A World in Transition: Preparing for the Future." The program delves into the uncertainties and innovations shaping the continent and how Asia can prepare while remaining at the forefront of global affairs.

    The Summit also fosters productive partnerships among the more than 800 participants, which include Fortune 500 CEOs, government officials, institutional investors, philanthropists and high-level executives in international capital markets.

    The subject for Karen is mainly focus on how virtual currencies went from mania to mainstream. The speakers who joined the discussion also included notable figures: Bill Barhydt (Founder & CEO of ABRA), Ron Cao (Founder & Managing Director of Sky9 Capital), Sam Englebardt (Co-Founder & Partner, Venture Investments and Strategic Partnerships, Galaxy Digital) and Jeffrey Li (CEO, Global Crypto Offering Exchange, GCOX).

    Speaking of the key drivers for crypto market growth, Karen pointed out that there're three key drivers, first, blockchain technology will be able to add value to the traditional businesses; second, the best practices and rules for crypto industry players will be shaped and set to protect investors; and third, cryptocurrencies are widely accepted by the millennials.

    Also, with regards to the big institutional money flowing into crypto space, Karen added: "We do see some big institutions gradually entering into the market, including traditional VCs (old money) and traders who keep close eyes on the market opportunities. And I believe they would gain more confidence if backed by clearer regulations."

    About Coinsuper
    Hong Kong-based Coinsuper is the top cryptocurrency exchange led by former top-notched financial industry veterans and digital asset evangelists. The established background has well proven to provide industry know-how to combine the traditional financial market with the crypto landscape. Coinsuper deal extensively with fiat trading, in turn, requirements for compliance and regulatory abidance come in higher standard, calling for more comprehensive financial licensing and traditional banking supports.

    Coinsuper leverages their network to bring financial institutions, professional investors and alliance partners to accelerate the path towards the crypto market. We are also well trusted by our strategic partners and investors including Pantera, ChinaEquity, Ausvic, 8 Decimal, New Focus Auto, Cash Financials, Sky9, Guosheng International, Chunda and Juntong, among others.Copyright 2018 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com Reported by ACN Newswire 42 minutes ago.

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    Armed Forces veterans band together to battle PTSD and mental health Veterans Still Serving is a new local support group for former service men suffering with PTSD and mental health issues Reported by Grimsby Telegraph 2 hours ago.

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    [The Herald] Mashonaland East Provincial War Veterans chairperson Cde Daniel Sigauke has expressed concern over the ouster of their members from key positions in the ruling party's provincial structures. Reported by allAfrica.com 2 hours ago.

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    SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2018 -* *Zhang Zhenghua, Founder and CEO of UNPay, has made it to Fortune China's 40 under 40's list in 2018. Fortune, one of the world's most influential business magazines, has officially unveiled its annual ranking of the most influential young business leaders in China.

     

    Each of the 40 business elites who has been featured in this esteemed list, is selected for their ingenious business models within a short span of time, as well as their abilities to create a sustainable entrepreneurial foundation. These business elites represent the future of the Chinese business community with the potential to change and enhance the lives of people around the world.

     

    In its evaluation of Zhenghua, Fortune magazine stated that Zhenghua was only 30 years old when he became the founder and CEO of Baidu Wallet and Baidu Finance, managing a team of nearly 1,000 people. His ambition to build the world's largest network of funds and information exchange services, with the aim of becoming the Visa of the next generation, was what prompted him to start UNPay. UNPay, which is headquartered in Singapore, has since established offices in Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

     

    As one of the pioneers in China's payment industry, Zhenghua has been consistently recognised for his contributions by the media and the industry. In addition to being awarded the "Innovative People of the Year" and "Character of the Year", Zhenghua was also selected as the first batch of scientific and technological innovation entrepreneurs by the Ministry of Science and Technology. During Zhenghua's seven-year stint in Alipay, he created the company's first consumer strategic product called "Life Assistant" which took the country by storm.

     

    Today, Zhang Zhenghua is taking UNPay to greater heights. UNPay is currently connected to over 500 mainstream payment methods, achieving a comprehensive coverage of more than 200 countries and regions. Within a short span of time, UNPay has become the world's most extensive payment service network. The business currently spans industries in travel, education, e-commerce and digital entertainment.

     

    Mr Zhang Zhenghua expressed, "The technology for advanced digital payment should be made ubiquitous around the world. It is our aim to enable and connect to the world's payment channels. We also strive to empower traditional financial institutions, as well as modernise traditional payment vendors and customers from all walks of life to revamp the existing payment structure."

     

    "UNPay is committed to building a payment ecosystem without borders, empowering global partners and establishing the world's largest network of funds and information exchange services. From digital payments to credit card payments, UNPay is reshaping a brand-new wave of global payment!" Mr Zhang added.

     

    *About UNPay*

    UNPay (www.unpay.com), a new Fintech open platform provider with its regional office headquartered in Singapore, is dedicated to aggregating mainstream electronic payment modes across the globe.

     

    UNPay provides sellers worldwide with a one-stop intelligent aggregation payment platform that aims to unify multiple collection channels and simplify complicated payment account verifications. Its single-point fast access can satisfy the fragmented payment demands of sellers anywhere in the world to achieve borderless collections.

     

    UNPay's founding team members comprises top leaders in Asia's Internet Financial industry from Baidu Wallet, Alipay, WeChat pay and JD.com. Its core team members include industry veterans from NETS in Singapore and Kartuku from Indonesia. Reported by Media OutReach 1 hour ago.

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    North Carolina’s largest motorcycle festival, Capital City Bikefest, will take place Sept. 21-23. The street fair at Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson and custom bike show and tattoofest at Raleigh's Convention Center will be filmed for History Channel’s “ToyMakerz” television series.

    RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    North Carolina’s largest motorcycle festival, Capital City Bikefest, will take place again this September 21-23. This year, all the action at Raleigh’s popular biker event will be filmed for History Channel’s “ToyMakerz” television series and will include some big changes in its 14th year. Activities that traditionally took place on Fayetteville St., including the street fair with thrill shows and motorcycle club meet-ups, will move to the Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson dealership. Bikefest’s national custom bike show competition, tattoo festival for charity, and vintage car show will again highlight events at the Raleigh Convention Center.

    “For the past 13 years, Capital City Bikefest has attracted motorcyclists and their families from across the Southeast who make downtown Raleigh a unique destination to celebrate motorcycle culture and friendship,” said Mark Hendrix, festival organizer and general manager of Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson. “We’re excited to host the History Channel, along with Dave Ankin and his ‘ToyMakerz’ television show, as they film an entire episode dedicated to our community.”

    Capital City Bikefest is a southern tradition for attendees who enjoy motorcycles, live music and local culture. Over the years, the event has raised more than $135,000 for charity. “ToyMakerz” filmed at Bikefest 2017 for a segment that highlighted the custom bike show and tattoo festival. The “Rally in Raleigh” episode aired earlier this year on Velocity television network.

    Changes this year will move the festival’s live music, food trucks and thrill shows to Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson, Sept. 21-23. Running concurrent, Sept. 22-23, the custom bike show competition and tattoo festival will take place indoors at the Raleigh Convention Center, with a vintage car show outdoors Saturday.

    “Capital City Bikefest is attracting builders from across the country to compete in the public bike show competition, plus the Baddest Bagger, Softail(R) Showdown, and Sound-Off competitions. Downtown Raleigh will be filled with exotic motorcycles, vintage cars, and fun surprises for families to enjoy,” said Hendrix. “We’re excited for all the builders competing and for a nation-wide television audience to experience our diverse and enthusiastic motorcycle culture here in Raleigh.”

    Admission to the bike show and tattoo festival at the convention center is $10 for the full weekend. Proceeds will be donated to nonprofit charities the USO of N.C., and the U.S. Veterans Corps. All events at the dealership are free.

    About Capital City Bikefest
    Raleigh’s motorcycle culture dates to the early 1900s when “24 enthusiastic motorcyclists of this city organized themselves into The Raleigh Motorcycle Club,” according to a February 12, 1916 article in The News & Observer. Nearly a century later, Ray Price channeled that spirit to form Capital City Bikefest in 2005 as a downtown motorcycle rally in Moore Square. The next year, Bikefest became Raleigh’s first large-scale festival on Fayetteville St. created by a local business, attracting 65,000 attendees. By 2013, attendance grew to 100,000 and Bikefest was named the nation’s “Best Motorcycle Event” by powersports industry magazine Dealernews. The family-friendly festival has drawn more than one million people downtown in its first 13 years and has donated over $135,000 to charity. Watch the ToyMakerz “Rally in Raleigh” segment that aired on Velocity earlier this year: https://youtu.be/OqMICKeV85U

    About Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson and Triumph Raleigh
    Raleigh, N.C. is a top motorcycling destination thanks to 35 years of powersports leadership at its Harley-Davidson and Triumph dealerships. Capital City Bikefest is organized by Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson and Triumph Raleigh to actively support motorcycle riding, cultural diversity, community growth and nonprofit fundraising.

    About History Channel’s ToyMakerz
    “ToyMakerz” is based on the life and creations of Reidsville, N.C. native David Ankin. The show embodies a modern definition of its title, featuring “unique toys for big boys.” Ankin is a former stunt man, motorcycle racer and custom fabricator who specializes in creating unique race cars, custom motorcycles and trucks. Reported by PRWeb 18 minutes ago.

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    The Collegiate Overwatch Tournament, consisting of 16 teams, will progress through opening rounds, quarterfinals and semifinals, before culminating in the tournament finals and awards ceremony later in the day.

    DALLAS (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    OP Live Dallas, a premier esports event running Sept. 22-23, 2018 in Irving, Texas, has finalized the roster of teams that will be competing in the collegiate Overwatch tournament Powered by the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy on Saturday, Sept. 22. The tournament will progress through opening rounds, quarterfinals and semifinals, before culminating in the tournament finals and awards ceremony later in the day.

    Sixteen college esports teams will face off in the largest collegiate Overwatch tournament North Texas has ever seen at OP Live Dallas. Invited colleges will get a chance to prove themselves in front of pro players Hyeong “EFFECT” Hwang and Min-seok “OGE” Son of the Dallas Fuel and the Dallas Fuel coaching staff led by Head Coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins, General Manager Mat “Tazmo” Taylor and Assistant Coach Justin “Jayne” Conroy. Teams from the following colleges are slated to compete in the tournament:·     Baylor University
    ·     Colorado State University
    ·     Mississippi State University
    ·     New Mexico State University
    ·     Oklahoma State University
    ·     Oklahoma University
    ·     Southern Methodist University
    ·     Texas Christian University
    ·     Texas Tech University
    ·     Texas Wesleyan University
    ·     University of Arkansas
    ·     University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    ·     University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
    ·     University of North Texas
    ·     University of Texas Arlington
    ·     University of Texas at Dallas

    OP Live Dallas is being presented through the collaboration of eGency Global, a leading esports production, marketing and talent management firm and SMU (Southern Methodist University) Guildhall, the top ranked graduate school for video game design in the world.

    The two-day event will take place at the Irving Convention Center and also include the Bounty Royale Brawl featuring Fortnite, a Hackathon, pro esports player meet and greets, “Powered Talks” with reps from the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy and other esports industry leaders, exhibitor hall and more. Funds raised by gamers during the event will benefit Extra LifeTM, an organization that supports local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.

    To purchase tickets or learn more about OP Live Dallas Powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel, visit https://www.OPLiveDallas.com/.

    OP Live Title Sponsor: Reaction A/V.
    Other sponsors include Team Envy & the Dallas Fuel, GameStop, Playful, The Trade Group, Pixio Gaming, Bioworld, Lucid Sound, and SMU Guildhall.

    About eGency Global:
    eGency Global is one of most experienced esports firms in North America, offering a full suite of services from event production, customer/fan engagement, sponsorship and talent marketing to data analytics, media and strategic marketing. eGency Global is the leading strategic advisor in helping brands, event and media properties, and teams looking to navigate and capitalize on the rapidly expanding esports ecosystem.

    Press Contact:
    Stephanie Chavez
    Marketing Director
    eGency Global
    972-323-6354
    schavez@egencyglobal.com

    About SMU Guildhall:
    SMU Guildhall is the #1 Graduate Program for Game Design in the world. Many of the school’s founders are industry icons, and classes are taught by industry veterans. Since 2003, the program has graduated over 700 students, who now work at more than 250 video game studios around the world. SMU Guildhall offers both a Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development degree and a Professional Certificate of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development, with specializations in Art, Design, Production, and Programming. For more information, visit guildhall.smu.edu.

    Press Contact:
    Mark Nausha
    Deputy Director, GameLab
    SMU Guildhall
    972-473-3563

    About Dallas Fuel
    Dallas Fuel, one of 12 esports franchises selected to compete in the Overwatch League, is owned and operated by Dallas-based esports organization Envy Gaming, Inc. Envy was founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007 and has grown into one of the largest and most winning esports groups in the world. The internationally diverse Dallas Fuel roster consists of the best talent from around the globe. For more information on the Dallas Fuel, follow the team on Twitter @DallasFuel.

    Press Contact:
    Greg Miller
    Dallas Fuel, public relations
    214-891-7668
    greg_miller@richards.com

    About Envy Gaming
    Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces content across Overwatch, Call of Duty, PUBG, Street Fighter V, Paladins, FIFA and Fortnite. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year. For more information on Envy, visit Envy.gg or follow @Envy on Twitter. Reported by PRWeb 18 minutes ago.

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    Military service is an asset for a candidate, but not all veterans are noble. Duncan Hunter and other politicians who served are not above the law.

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Vets’ Night Out seeks to provide a memorable arts experience for Frederick area veterans

    FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) September 17, 2018

    The Weinberg Center for the Arts’ free ticket initiative for area veterans, Vets’ Night Out, is still available for the Weinberg’s 2018-2019 season. The program is made possible through a generous grant from the Delaplaine Foundation. Vets’ Night Out seeks to provide a memorable arts experience for Frederick area veterans and their families by providing free tickets to Weinberg Center performances.

    “We are so grateful to the Delaplaine Foundation for their generosity to the Weinberg Center,” said Manager of Development Rebecca O’Leary. “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to this program. This program will not only help us thank our veterans for their service, but it also provides a social, arts-based activity to boost camaraderie in the local veteran community.”

    Interested area veterans are asked to contact Jef Cliber at boxoffice@weinbergcenter.org or 301.600.2835 to learn more about participating in the program and available performances.

    A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2018-2019 season can be found at WeinbergCenter.org.

    ABOUT THE WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS
    The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, MD the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners and other corporate and individual donors. Reported by PRWeb 20 hours ago.

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